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Medical Interview

Medical Interview - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0803612464

Cover of Medical Interview 5TH 06 (ISBN 978-0803612464)
ISBN13: 978-0803612464
ISBN10: 080361246X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 2006
International: No

List price: $55.95

Medical Interview - 5TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803612464

John L. Coulehan and Marian R. Block

ISBN13: 978-0803612464
ISBN10: 080361246X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 2006
International: No

This best-selling title continues to provide succinct and valuable information on conducting patient interviews for students in medicine, nurse practitioner programs, and physician programs. Its primary focus is on interactive skills as tools for gathering data objectively and precisely, and for building relationships with patients.

This book will help students learn the art of medical interviewing through examples of real clinician-patient dialogues both good and bad. It contains chapters on CAM, malpractice prevention, and cultural sensitivity and diversity.

Key Features

  • Addresses the practical and tacit issues involved in the medical interview as the critical tool for the establishment and continuation of a clinician-patient relationship
  • Contains examples of correct and flawed clinician-patient interviews that are taken from real-life encounters
  • Explains how to reduce malpractice suits through effective communication
  • Provides guidelines on how to talk to patients about complementary and alternative therapies
  • Discusses communication skills needed with patients with alternative sexual orientations
  • "Clinical Key" boxes display important tips at a glance
  • Addresses diverse topics as cultural sensitivity and diversity, telling bad news, palliative care, sexual history taking, spirituality, and adolescent interviewing
  • Inside covers contain information that summarize the main points to remember in conducting a medical interview and suggest "words that work".

Table of Contents

PART 1: Basic Skills: Understanding the Patient's Story

1. I Attach the Same Meaning: Interviewing as a Clinical Skill
2. With Simple, Kindly Words: Respect, Genuineness, Empathy
3. Why Should You Come to Consult Me?: The Chief Complaint and Present Illness
4. Transforming Experience into Memory: Other Active Problems, Past Medical History and Family History
5. Gaining Richness and Reality: The Patient Profile
6. No Air of Finished Knowledge: The Review of Systems, Physical Examination, and Closure
7. I Shall Enumerate Them to You: The Clinical Narrative

PART 2: Basic Skills in Practice: Special Patients and Settings

8. Headed int he Right Direction: Pediatric and Adolescent Interviewing
9. A Different Silhouette: Interviewing the Geriatric Patient
10. For the Moment at Least I Actually Became Them: Cultural Competence in the Interview
11. The Real Satisfaction: Communication with the Patient in the Office Setting

PART 3: Challenges in Interviewing

12. Seal Up the Mouth of Outrage: Difficult Patient-Clinician Interactions
13. Something New and Dreadful: Telling Bad News
14. A Great Many Remedies: Talking with Patients about Complementary and Alternative Medicine
15. The Sum of All the General Rage: Malpractice and the Clinical Interview
16. Not Through Argument but by Contagion: Education and Negotiation
17. The Hunt is On: The Medical Interview at work
Appendix: Questionnaires to Assist History-Taking